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capandtrade -- Workshop to Discuss Potential Revisions to the California Mandatory Greenhouse Gas Reporting Regulation - May 30th Posted: 18 May 2012 08:40:01
The California Air Resources Board (ARB) staff will hold a workshop on May 30, 2012, at 10 am to discuss potential revisions to ARBís Regulation for the Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gas Emissions (title 17, California Code of Regulations, sections 95100-95157)(Mandatory Reporting Regulation). The potential revisions would clarify requirements in several sections of the regulation. Potential definition changes in the Mandatory Reporting Regulation will also be discussed. To the extent similar changes are required for the cap-and-trade regulation or the cost of implementation fee regulation, those changes may be proposed. The workshop is scheduled as follows: DATE: Wednesday May 30, 2012 TIME: 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. PLACE: Sierra Hearing Room at Cal/EPA Headquarters 1001 I Street, Sacramento LIVE WEBCAST: http://www.calepa.ca.gov/Broadcast/ ADDITIONAL MATERIALS: The full workshop notice is available and additional materials will be posted prior to the workshop here: http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/reporting/ghg-rep/2012-revision/2012-revision.htm WORKSHOP TOPICS EMISSIONS DATA REPORTING TOPICS: Update Asset-Controlling Supplier requirements: Clarify the process for applying for Asset-Controlling Supplier status. Add Process Emissions to Abbreviated Reporting: Include process emissions as part of the reporting requirement for abbreviated reporters. Improve Product Data Requirements: Revise product data requirements to clarify understanding of the use of financial transaction data and product data verification requirements. Revisions may also include modifications to ensure all data required for allocation of allowances under the product-based allocation methodology are reported. Modify the Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems requirements: Modify the Petroleum and Natural Gas Systems requirements in order to include the December 2011 updates made by the United States Environmental Protection Agency to their Final Rule on Mandatory Reporting of Greenhouse Gases (title 40, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 98), while maintaining the onshore petroleum and natural gas production facility definition from U.S. EPAís November 2010 rule. Revisions would ensure that accurate calculation variables are included in ARBís regulation to maintain sufficient rigor for the cap-and-trade program. Revisions would also include corrections to typographical errors in the U.S. EPA rule. Improve the Metering Requirements: Add testing requirements to demonstrate accuracy between calibrations. Add requirements for Imported CNG and LNG fuel: Add reporting requirements for imported compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel suppliers. Changes to Definitions: Make clarifying changes to definitions. To the extent similar changes are required for the cap-and-trade regulation or the cost of implementation fee regulation, those changes may be proposed. CAP AND TRADE TOPICS: Leakage monitoring: collection of facility-level economic data for timely monitoring of emissions leakage. This workshop is intended to provide stakeholders an opportunity to review staff thinking on potential revisions to the Mandatory Reporting Regulation prior to the release of a 45-day, formal rulemaking package. Staff is working to develop revised greenhouse gas reporting requirements that would be brought before the Board for consideration in September 2012. The workshop agenda and workshop slides will be posted prior to the workshop at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/reporting/ghg-rep/2012-revision/2012-revision.htm. The current California regulation is at http://www.arb.ca.gov/cc/reporting/ghg-rep/regulation/mrr_2010_clean.pdf. For background, the U.S. EPA mandatory reporting rule is available via the EPA website: http://www.epa.gov/climatechange/emissions/ghgrulemaking.html. If you require a special accommodation or need this document in an alternate format (i.e. Braille, large print) or another language, please contact Karen Snyder at 916-322-6076 or email@example.com as soon as possible. TTY/TDD/Speech to Speech users may dial 711 for the California Relay Service. If you have questions, please contact Dr. David Edwards, Manager, Climate Change Reporting Section, at (916) 323-4887, or firstname.lastname@example.org. We apologize if you've received this message more than once. We inadvertently left off the Cap-and-Trade list when sending out the original message on May 17.